UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
13-04-2010 10:26Your chance to quiz the BNP's National Organiser
12-04-2010 12:50"In the same month, the highest-ranking general in the United States, “Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, ranks the financial crisis as a higher priority and greater risk to security than current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.” He explained, “It's a global crisis. And as that impacts security issues, or feeds greater instability, I think it will impact on our national security in ways that we quite haven't figured out yet.” Rest assured, they’ve figured it out, but they don’t want to tell you."
12-04-2010 09:12The UN report published last week has been greeted with disappointment, disbelief and anger by Saharawi's in Western Sahara.
12-04-2010 07:03"The notion that there is a flood of asylum seekers into richer countries is a myth, despite what some populists claim, our data shows that the numbers have remained stable." UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres
Elected president two months after the so-called Tulip Revolution of 2005 he helped engineer, he was since then head of state of the main transit nation for the U.S. and NATO war in Afghanistan.
Which direction the next Kyrgyz government takes will have repercussions on the U.S. and NATO plans for the largest military offensive of the Afghan war scheduled to begin in two months in Kandahar province.
11-04-2010 15:43The Iraqi government is also going to be ending the ration system to millions of people to be inline with reforms to accomodate their loan aggreements.
11-04-2010 13:21occupied london is carrying updates
10-04-2010 23:15Activists hailed the day as a major success, stating that the protests would send a strong message to BP and its investors. Sheila Laughlin of the UK Tar Sands Network said:
10-04-2010 17:45"Iran’s nuclear power capability is used to keep us frightened beyond all reason. That nation’s domestic turmoil wrought by last year’s disputed presidential election has also been used as proof that Iran is a terrorist state, or a “state sponsor of terror” or whatever new terms can be invented to make Americans believe that war is a necessity."
10-04-2010 17:41An opportunity to forge new links between critical theory and contemporary activism...tune in to a live broadcast of the panel discussion happening from 6pm to 10pm - available for download after...
10-04-2010 17:00Scotland imports 75% of the coal burned in its coal-fired power stations, mostly from Colombia, Russia and South Africa. At Hunterston, the UK’s largest coal port on Scotland’s West Coast, huge ships transport coal from Colombia’s open cast mines to the Clydeport facility. If Ayrshire Power and Peel get their way, soon a new coal-fired power station at Hunterston will be fed on this coal too. Making the links between communities affected by coal in Scotland and Colombia, these two events will feature a speaker involved in solidarity work with communities in Colombia driven off their land to make way for the mines.
10-04-2010 16:37An alternative proposal to Chavez's "5th international"
10-04-2010 10:19As we head towards what is likely to be one of the most overly hyped general elections in recent history (voter confidence is down don't you know!) we felt the need to express a different opinion. An opinion that we have had enough of this sham democracy (in fact some of us have little faith in democracy altogether), that not only do these politicians not represent us but that any system of government is incapable representing us.
We have put together an (anti)election poster. We hope that whilst we have put this out in the lead up to the 2010 general elections it remains relevant until we have rid our lives of this filthy charade.
You can download the poster or order some from us for £1 per 10 posters or £5 solidarity price (the solidarity price will help us put out more of this sort of thing in the future). All orders from our shop will include a copy. Order from http://www.lasthours.org.uk/products-page/?category=13. Download a hi-res version from http://www.lasthours.org.uk/articles/the-politics-of-life/
We hope to see these posters up in workplaces, homes, social centres etc in the coming weeks.
See below for poster text and images